Lecture by Don Forrester, retired MD from Kaiser, Sacramento. Given to the San Francisco Vegetarian Society in San Francisco. The handout given for the lecture is available in the "All Files" section (link on left). Name of the file is: Prevention_Prescription_Handout.pdf
Abstract. Dr. Forrester will be giving Part II of his well-received lecture last March. He has personal experiences with diet and degenerative diseases having worked as a physician over 30 years.
The Prevention Prescription provides the knowledge and recommended resources necessary for a journey to improved health and quality of life. Based on science and the theory of successful change in complex systems, this presentation proposes a process involving improved nutrition and exercise for avoiding and reversing our common debilitating diseases. Key concepts are reviewed for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dementia, arthritis and food borne infections.
Don Forrester MD, received his undergraduate training as a chemical engineer and is certified by the American Academy of Family Medicine, the American College of Physician Executives, and the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975, completed his Family Medicine residency at UC Davis in 1978 and then worked for The Permanente Medical Group in Sacramento until his retirement in 2008. He now devotes his time to teaching and writing. Living with his wife in Sacramento, he works to create sustainable communities and a more sustainable medical industry.